Cellist Kurt Kaufman writes:
“When I commissioned composer Bruce Lazarus for two solo cello pieces, I asked that they be written so that cellists of relatively modest accomplishment could play them without too much difficulty. I am happy to see that he has succeeded while maintaining variety and scope. From the opening of the pensive “Romance” to the more cheerful “Scherzo”, with its darker middle section, the stylistic breadth and accessibility of Romance and Scherzo will I’m sure greatly appeal to cellists and audiences alike.”
Please click on the Soundcloud link to hear the Scherzo movement. To hear the complete work, visit https://soundcloud.com/bruce-lazarus/sets/two-arias-for-solo-cello.